Catholicosate of Cilicia
Antelias - Lebanon
On Thursday, December 5th, 2019, His Holiness Aram I received the Lay and the Religious Councils of the Diocesan Council of Lebanon, headed by the Prelate Archbishop Nareg Alemezian.
Archbishop Nareg expressed his gratitude to Aram I, who had recently made a donation of 100 Million Lebanese Pounds to the Prelacy of Lebanon to support families affected by the current Lebanese economic crisis. He briefed His Holiness on the challenges faced by the Lebanese Armenian community in general and the financial concerns of the Diocesan Council in particular.
Next, the Chairpersons of the Religious and Lay Councils said a few words and talked about the services offered by the pastors of each church of the Prelacy and also issues pertaining the executive and financial spheres of the Prelacy.
After listening to their reports, the Catholicos commended their efforts and exhorted them to continue serving the community with the supervision of the Prelate. The Catholicos Aram I used the occasion to re-emphasize the importance of the opulent Armenians aiding our schools, churches, organizations and the ones in need during these critical times, and reassured that the Holy See of Cilicia continues his total support to the Lebanese Armenians.